Concept #1: Acids and Bases
Concept #2: The pH Scale
Practice: A 21-year-old male presents to the emergency department at 11:45pm on a Saturday night with loss of consciousness. He had been partying by combining Xanax with vodka drinks. As a result, his respiratory drive decreased and he passed out. The pH of his blood is 7.3. Which of the following describes your patient’s state?
Practice: Your friend is nervous about an upcoming date with his dream girl. As a result, he starts hyperventilating (breathing more quickly than normal). This causes him to exhale lots of CO2. How will this affect his blood pH?